Aman Kyoto

1 Okitayama Washiminecho, Kita-ku, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Kita Ward
26 Rooms
Cutting-Edge & Quiet
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taxes included per/nt

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Aman took their time getting to Japan, but the results have proven to be well worth the wait. The third, after the skyscraper-topping Aman Tokyo and the ryokan-style Amanemu, is set in one of Kyoto’s most extraordinary places: a vast private garden and an expanse of unspoiled forest — within the city limits, at the foot of a wild mountain — that was intended as the site for a textile museum before it became the immaculately designed, fantastically luxurious Aman Kyoto.

If you’re familiar with their hotels you’ll know this combination of high style and high luxury is a certainty — and you’re also familiar with the work of the late architect Kerry Hill, whose haute-minimalist buildings and exquisite garden landscapes are an Aman signature. The rooms and suites are typically extraordinary, and vary in views: Western style or tatami furniture, garden, mountain or city views, with traditional Hinoki baths. And the freestanding pavilions are on another level, both figuratively and literally, as they occupy the property’s most elevated vantage.

The spa offerings, naturally, are quite over-the-top as well, including spring-fed onsen baths as well as more typical treatments and even mindfulness sessions. Meanwhile The Living Pavilion by Aman serves as the hotel’s restaurant, serving Kyoto-style cuisine impeccably sourced from local purveyors. And while the on-site experience is perfectly complete as it is, Aman Kyoto happens to be surrounded by no fewer than 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including temples, shrines, and much, much more.

How to get there:
Aman Kyoto is a two-hour drive or a 90-minute express train ride from Kansai International Airport, and a one-hour drive from Osaka International Airport (Itami). Aman Kyoto is about 30 minutes by car from Kyoto Station.

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Aman Kyoto
1 Okitayama Washiminecho, Kita-ku, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Kita Ward

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Yoga
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • No pets allowed

Need to Know

  • Rooms cannot accommodate cribs or extra beds.
  • Certain room categories can accommodate more than 2 guests for JPY 20,000 per night for each additional guest, please contact Customer Service for more information.
  • Eligible Plus reservations: Credit can be used at The Living Pavilion, towards in-room dining and mini-bar (non-combinable and not applicable on food and beverage retail items).
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 12:00

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Uses energy-efficient lighting
  • Cleans with eco-friendly products
  • Stocks eco-friendly shampoo and soap
  • Gives guests the option to reuse linens and towels
  • No single-use plastic straws
  • No single-use plastic toiletries
  • No single-use plastics
  • Sources produce from local farms
  • Creates seasonal menus from locally sourced produce
  • Offers vegan menu options
  • Composts food waste
  • Reduces food waste
Community and Environment
  • Purchases from locally owned businesses
  • Hires locally with fair wages, benefits, and advancement
  • Actively supports the needs of the local community
  • Trains staff in sustainability best practices
  • Trains staff in local cultural heritage
  • Provides volunteer opportunities for guests and staff
  • Restores and protects natural ecosystems and wildlife

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